BREEDING 'ELATIOR'-BEGONIAS (B. x HIEMALIS FOTSCH)
The F1's were very heterogenous and average plant quality was too low for commercial use. The very best plants, however, seemed well worth developing into clonal varieties. Although seed set, F1 plant quality and homogeneity could be markedly improved by selection among the parent plants, the production of F1 hybrid seed for commercial purposes is not yet feasible. Yellow and white flower colours are recessive but can arise in certain F1's by spontaneous or induced mutations.